[ fey-uh-lahyt, fahy-ah-lahyt ]
/ ˈfeɪ əˌlaɪt, faɪˈɑ laɪt /
the iron end member of the olivine group, Fe2SiO4.
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British Dictionary definitions for fayalite
/ (ˈfeɪəˌlaɪt, faɪˈɑːlaɪt) /
a rare brown or black mineral of the olivine group, consisting of iron silicate. Formula: Fe 2 SiO 4
Word Origin for fayalite
C19: named after Fayal
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Scientific definitions for fayalite
[ fā′ə-līt′ ]
See under olivine.
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